Caponata is a Sicilian dish made with eggplant, celery and a sweet and sour dressing. The other vegetables vary, but often include tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and herbs like basil or mint. Capers, raisins, pine nuts or olives can also be added.
Caponata can be a side dish, and it’s particularly delicious served alongside seafood dishes like grilled or baked fish. It can also work as a light vegetarian main course, but these days, you’ll most likely see it as an appetizer. Serve it warm or cold in your Party Crock with crusty bread slices and an Italian wine for the perfect summer starter.